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Men Should be Included in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials: FDA

Men Should be Included in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials: FDA

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Men should be included in clinical trials of new breast cancer treatments, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Latest Cancer News “Less than 1% of all breast cancer cases occur in men, but men are more likely to be diagnosed at an older age and have a […]

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Dodge Dementia With Healthy Lifestyle

Dodge Dementia With Healthy Lifestyle

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Seniors, here’s a recipe for preventing dementia: eat well, exercise and don’t smoke. The only catch, according to a new study? If you carry genes that leave you vulnerable to the memory-robbing disease, lifestyle might not be enough. In the study, […]

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Altering an unhealthy gut microbiome could stave off chronic disease

Altering an unhealthy gut microbiome could stave off chronic disease

New research in mice suggests that “remodeling” an unhealthy microbiome into a healthy one could stave off chronic disease by improving cholesterol. Scientists modulated the growth of certain bacteria to turn an unhealthy gut microbiome into a healthy one. Using peptides, scientists turned an unhealthy gut microbiome into a healthy gut that worked to help […]

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Blocking key protein could treat chronic pain

Blocking key protein could treat chronic pain

New research in mice suggests that targeting a particular protein in the spinal cord could form the basis of a new pain relief medication that could relieve chronic pain for thousands of people. Approximately 20% of adults in the U.S. are currently living with chronic pain. About one-fifth of adults in the United States are […]

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abacavir, Ziagen

abacavir, Ziagen

What is abacavir, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Abacavir is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors which also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), didanosine (Videx), lamivudine (Epivir), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and […]

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indinavir, Crixivan

indinavir, Crixivan

What is indinavir, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Indinavir is an oral medication that is used for treating infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is in a class of drugs called protease inhibitors which also includes ritonavir (Norvir), nelfinavir (Viracept) and saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase). During infection with HIV, the HIV […]

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Caw-lesterol? Fatty City Food Hits Crows’ Arteries

Caw-lesterol? Fatty City Food Hits Crows’ Arteries

Latest Cholesterol News MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Your lunch leftovers are doing no favors for urban birds’ hearts, new research shows. Fatty food scraps may be boosting the cholesterol levels of crows in U.S. cities, but whether it’s a threat to their health isn’t clear. A team from Hamilton College in Clinton, […]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Pancreatic Cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Pancreatic Cancer

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just finished treatment for pancreatic cancer, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday. After the tumor was first diagnosed in late July, Ginsburg was given a three-week course of focused radiation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, […]

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secukinumab (Cosentyx)

What is secukinumab? What is secukinumab used for? Secukinumab is an injectable biologic drug that suppresses the immune system and is used for the treatment of psoriasis. It is an antibody that binds to interleukin 17A (IL-17A), a chemical produced by cells in the body that stimulates immune reactions. Scientists believe that psoriasis is caused […]